Stanton & Greene is Capitol Hill's premier craft cocktail destination, serving original cocktails inspired by the Amendments of the Bill of Rights and historical recipes from major figures in American history including Benjamin Franklin.
Stanton & Greene is Capitol Hill craft cocktail bar that celebrates the history, bounty and heritage of these United States. Its menu is comprised of ten original cocktails each inspired by a different amendment in the Bill of Rights that emphasize ingredients native to North America and flavors familiar to all Americans, along with historical recipes from major figures in US history including Benjamin Franklin.
Spanning three floors of a meticulously restored building just two blocks from the US Capitol and Supreme Court, Stanton & Greene is the go-to watering hole for pols, staffers and Capitol Hill residents, and evokes the easy elegance of the Capital city’s bars of the early 20th century.
The ground floor is home to a traditional American bar and is filled with period details: a classic thick-edged marble bar top, handmade brass sconces, a custom-milled oak bar rail, hand-stitched cognac leather booths, the original tin ceiling pattern, honed tobacco-colored floor tile, and vintage crackled porcelain wall tiles. The bar and restaurant will be open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, brunch, and drinks.
A restored oak staircase leads to the second floor, revealing a soaring 16-foot space with original skylights, an Art-Deco bar hand-carved from American ash, and three huge windows overlooking historic Pennsylvania Avenue. The second floor bar and lounge will be open to the public and also available for private events.
Stanton & Greene's second floor Loft offers opportunities for fully private cocktail receptions for up to 200 guests, or seated breakfasts, lunches and dinners for up to 50 guests.
See photos of our private space, and for full event information including menus, pricing, room descriptions, and FAQs, click "download PDF" to see our 2016 Event Planning Kit.
Please contact our events manager, Hilary Smith, directly for availability at email@example.com.
A handsome private staircase to Stanton and Greene's second floor Loft reveals a strikingly renovated space featuring high ceilings, handcrafted hardwood floors, ten foot windows overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, and a soaring bar with art deco details.
We recommend this space for larger cocktail receptions up to 200 guests and for seated breakfasts, lunches, or dinners up to 50 guests. It has its own individual sound system, and an elevated platform that is perfect for a DJ or speeches.
The Stanton Loft is accessible only via staircase and has its own entrance to ensure complete privacy.
Stanton & Greene is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, March 1st, our highly acclaimed list of Constitutional Cocktails is receiving its first addition: Suffrage, the 19th Amendment. A bold and delectable combination of Rye, Figs, Orange Liqueur and Pipe Tobacco, Suffrage pays tribute to the 19th Amendment—which granted women the right to vote—by showcasing Putnam Rye from Boston Harbor Distillery, a spirit by one of the great pioneers of the American beverage industry, Rhonda Kallman.
A cofounder of the Boston Brewing Co. (the maker of Sam Adams), and founder of New Century Brewing Co., Ms. Kallman was the first woman to make a name for herself in the US beer industry. As a result of her accomplishments and her role in recruiting and promoting women in the beverage industry, she has received Draft Magazine’s Innovation Award, as well of Beer Industry’s coveted “Maverick Award,”and she has been honored by the Institute for Brewing Studies with its Recognition Award for being a “Pioneering Women in the Beer Industry.” Stanton & Greene is thrilled to call Ms. Kallman a partner, and to use the Putnam Rye from her latest venture, Boston Harbor Distillery as the basis for its 19th Amendment cocktail.
Suffrage is a first taste of Stanton & Greene’s expanded Spring/Summer menu, which will launch in early April, and the first in a series of cocktails that will showcase crops such as tobacco, cotton and corn that were integral to the development of the American economy.
Stanton & Greene is taking inspiration from its location in the heart of Capitol Hill and relaunching itself as a craft cocktail bar that celebrates the history, heritage and flavors of these United States. The centerpiece of this rebranding is a new cocktail menu that consists of two historical recipes and ten original cocktails each directly inspired by a different amendment in the Bill of Rights (see guide for details).
The two historical cocktails are Benjamin Franklin’s Clarified Milk Punch, recorded in a 1762 letter to James Bowdoin, and Martha Washington’s Cherry Bounce, a favorite of George Washington's. A taste of these drinks is literally a sip of history. The list of original Constitutional Cocktails embraces the history of American drinking as informed by mixologist Remy Canario’s extensive background reading (see bibliography) and research at the Library of Congress, emphasizes ingredients native to North America (e.g. Concord grapes and black walnuts), and evokes flavor profiles familiar to all Americans (e.g. apple pie and peanut butter & jelly). The result is a menu that is highly accessible, but also full of novel flavor combinations and fresh ideas including: craft versions of two of the most humble of drink orders, rum & coke and vodka & red bull, the use of stickers as a medium to incorporate the scent of essential oils into a cocktail; ingredients with medicinal properties; and a 100% local cocktail.
All of the ingredients in The District (the Sixth Amendment)--One Eight Distilling’s Untitled Gin No. 2, Calabash Tea & Tonic’s Triple Goddess Tea and honey from Rest in Bees--are produced within the boundaries Washington DC. The District will rotate regularly, and will serve as a spotlight and a showcase for beautiful local products. Click here for additional Information about The District.
“The District cocktail is a beautifully balanced tipple with the charred honey playing off of the spicier notes of our Untitled Gin No. 2. The Constitutional Cocktails concept is a really nice tie back to One Eight, since we’re named after Article One Section Eight of the Constitution. Awesome work guys!” - Alex Laufer, Head Distiller, One Eight Distilling
Mixologist Remy Canario explains: “As a country founded on ideas, the US is nation united by its symbols, institutions and shared heritage. My goal is for the new Stanton & Greene to provide an authentically American experience for our guests and to serve as meeting place where all Americans can celebrate the ties that bind us together in a tactile, innovative way right here in the heart of this nation's capital.”
In addition to the cocktail menu, Stanton & Greene has also updated its classic American décor with touches that reinforce the American theme. Betsy Ross and “Join, or Die” flags now fly outside of S&G; replicas of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence now hang on its walls; our staff now sports American flag pins; and the font used on the drinks menu, American Scribe, is based on the script of the Declaration of Independence.
Please consult the following resources for more information or contact us at Office@StantonandGreene.com.